"I felt like a stranger when I was homeless."
Stigma Knows No Bounds
Anna Pruitt, 33Program Evaluator Part of Housing First since Nov. 2014
Taken in Santiago, Chile
No This; No That. Don’t Do This; Don’t Do That.
“Don’t sit here? So give me a place to sit.”
“What do you think it means for people who are without homes to come along to experience something like that?”
“They don’t have to explain anything to them. They already know.”
“That they are not wanted?”
“Right. ‘Get out of here.’ Make it as uncomfortable as they can so that [people experiencing homelessness] won’t come back.”
“I think they are trying to combat the homeless population, but it’s not going to make them go away.It’s going to make things worse.”
“I think it’s frustration. They are just frustrated. They don’t know what else to do.”